Emily Blunt and John Krasinski were a literal golden couple at the annual Governors Awards, where the Mary Poppins Returns star stole the show in a glamorous metallic ensemble. But the next day, she was back to showing her comedic side with an hilarious appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she briefly became the sixth member of the Backstreet Boys in a side-splitting duet moment.
On Sunday night, the mother of two wore liquid gold to the 10 th annual event in Hollywood, and all eyes were on her dazzling Dundas co-ordinates look, which showed off her toned abs. Pairing the outfit with Jimmy Choo pumps and clutch, David Yurman jewels and a simple smoky eye, the 35-year-old was an absolute vision standing next to her dapper husband, who was outfitted in Prada. Emily was there to celebrate her peers and her new role, where she steps into the whimsical shoes of Julie Andrews, the original Mary Poppins.
On Nov. 19, the blond beauty made a more casual appearance on Ellen Degeneres’s talk show … if you can call singing with the Backstreet Boys casual! Clad in distressed blue jeans and a sequinned black top, the British actress got the surprise of a lifetime when Ellen brought out the famous boy band to sing “I Want It That Way” acapella, and the 35-year-old showed off her amazing vocals. At the end of the song, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Howie Dorough let Emily bring it home before she scolded them for making her sing the last line alone!
Prior to the musical interlude, Emily chatted with Ellen about her upcoming role. Showing off her charm, she opened up about the phone call that totally took her by surprise: “[Director Rob Marshall] called me, and I’d been friends with him for a while but I knew there was sort of a different energy behind this phone call,” she said. “It was so charged and he was so excited to tell me this news. For a second, I was like, ‘he’s going to ask me to marry him. This is where I get married to Rob Marshall.’”
The Devil Wears Prada star continued: “He was like, ‘Em, we’ve been looking for something to do and we’re going to do Mary Poppins.’ And I just felt my hair blow back, you know, I was completely shocked and slightly terrified … This is such an iconic character and you realize how much she’s made such an imprint on people … So, I was slightly terrified, in fact one of my dear friends, when I said, ‘I think I’m going to be Mary Poppins,’ was like, ‘you’ve got balls of steel.’ And I was like, ‘Don’t say that! That’s terrifying.’”
The sequel to the legendary 1964 original, starring Julie and Dick Van Dyke, is set 30 years later during the Great Depression, when characters Michael and Jane Banks are grown up with children of their own. Emily had the opportunity to meet Dick, who makes a sweet cameo in the film all these years later. “There was a kind of lull in the conversation and then he just leant over and he goes, ‘It’s a jolly holiday with Mary,’” she gushed, mimicking him singing the film’s iconic song. “And I went, ‘you’re going to make me cry!’ I was like, that’s it. I could just die now. That’s all I need.”